Learn How to Roast Beets in the Oven without the stress or the mess.
Availability of fruits and vegetables changes during the Fall and Winter. But it’s great time of year to change up recipes. One great vegetable that just doesn’t get enough love are beets. Which is crazy because beets are so delicious and simple to make. Here are some steps on How to Roast Beets in the Oven so you can add it to your Fall meal plan.
Why roast beets? I like roasting beets because roasting really brings out the flavor of beets. It also makes it super tender which for me just makes it more delicious. If you roast your beets in the skin or foil you can avoid a mess and a stressful clean up.
There are several types of beets. Though most of us are used to beets that are red, golden beets and white beets which are not as sweet Chioogia Beets or Red Beets. If the sweetness of red beets isn’t your favorite you try roasting some golden beets or white beets.
Of course, if you like that sweetness or have been looking for a way to add some veggies to your baked good And if you bake with beets (think red velvet cake) it’s nice to have some on hand just in case your in the mood to whip something up. Hey … we add zucchini to cakes and breads, why not beets?
Oh and guess what? If you were able to pick a bunch of beets at your local grocery store or farmers market (our grocery store is promoting organic beets with the stems and the dirt still on it) don’t throw away the leaves. If you wash the leaves well you can add it to your salad or saute it with some olive oil, onions and garlic.
How to Roast Beets in the Oven
- 4 medium sized beets
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
Tools: vegetable scrub brush, sharp knife, baking sheet
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Use a scrub brush to thoroughly clean beets and trim leaves off of beets.
Place beets on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
Roast for 50 to 60 minutes.
Depending on the size of your beets check beets for doneness after 30 minutes or so (small beets will cook more quickly than large beets).
* Note: If beets start to look dry drizzle with a tablespoon of water.
Beets are done when easily pierced in the center with a fork.
Once beets have cooled, gently peel away the skin.